Billion Dollar Burger: Inside Big Tech’s Race for the Future of Food | Review

Chase Purdy
Piatkus
2020 | 272pp | £14.99
ISBN 9780349420332

Buy this book on Amazon.co.uk

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Take a stroll down the vegetarian aisle of the supermarket and you’re likely to find an ample selection of products awaiting you on the shelves, from plant-based burgers and sausages to ‘chicken’ nuggets made of soy protein and even vegan kebab meat.

But a new contender is making its way onto the scene. Billion Dollar Burger by journalist Chase Purdy documents the rise of the most intriguing item yet to grace our dinner plates: lab-grown meat. It has a significant edge over its plant-based counterparts because it is actually meat ‒ it just doesn’t involve rearing or killing any animals.

Cell-cultured meat, also known as clean meat or lab-grown meat, originates from a Petri dish or bioreactor rather than any farm or slaughterhouse. Once nothing more than a futuristic vision, cell-cultured meat has rapidly evolved

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Food Packaging Market Checkout Latest Innovations and Business Opportunities | Forecast 2029 | Amcor Ltd, Owens-Illinois Inc

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Dec 02, 2020 (WiredRelease via Comtex) —
A consciously conceived and designed business intelligence report titled Global Food Packaging market 2020 by Manufacturers, Type, and Application, Forecast to 2029 by MarketResearch.biz discloses a succinct analysis of the regional spectrum, market size, and revenue forecast about the market. This report sheds light on the vital developments along with other events happening in the global Food Packaging market which is marking on the enlargement and opening doors for outlook growth in the coming years.

This is the latest report, covering the current COVID-19/Corona Virus pandemic impact on the market which has affected every aspect of life globally. This has brought along several changes in market conditions and the Business areas. The rapidly changing market scenario and initial and future assessment of the impact are covered in the Food Packaging

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In the Ancient American Southwest, Turkeys Were Friends, Not Food | Smart News

A blanket made by early 13th-century Indigenous peoples in what is now the southwestern United States featured more than 11,000 turkey feathers woven into almost 200 yards of yucca fiber, new research shows. The findings—published in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports—shed light on farming practices among the ancestral Puebloans, forebears of modern Hopi, Zuni and Rio Grande Pueblo nations, reports Jennifer Ouellette for Ars Technica.

The researchers say the region’s people began to switch from blankets made of rabbit skin strips to turkey-feather designs during the first two centuries A.D.

“As ancestral Pueblo farming populations flourished, many thousands of feather blankets would likely have been in circulation at any one time,” says co-author Shannon Tushingham, an anthropologist at Washington State University (WSU), in a statement. “It is likely that every member of an ancestral Pueblo community, from infants to adults, possessed one.”

Though the region’s early inhabitants

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Science & Technology week promotes local food for healthier lifestyle



indigenous vegetables were among the local food promoted during the NSTW 2020. Screen capture from DOST-FNRI’s Live Broadcast


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indigenous vegetables were among the local food promoted during the NSTW 2020. Screen capture from DOST-FNRI’s Live Broadcast

As we adapt to the new normal, the 2020 National Science and Technology (2020 NSTW) pushes through with the celebration but this time, in virtual mode. Participating in this annual event is the Department of Science and Technology Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) with the introduction of Nutriflix — an interactive trivia game on food and nutrition.

It is a fun and exciting way of learning more about food and nutrition by watching audio-visual presentations (AVP). Trivia questions are posted after each AVP and each of the first five people to give a correct answer will receive 100 pesos worth of cellphone load as their reward. This way, the participants are able to learn more about proper nutrition and the different programs of DOST-FNRI that

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Serotonin keeps mice waiting longer for food, depending on where in the brain it’s released — ScienceDaily

We’ve all been there. Whether we’re stuck in traffic at the end of a long day, or eagerly anticipating the release of a new book, film or album, there are times when we need to be patient. Learning to suppress the impulse for instant gratification is often vital for future success, but how patience is regulated in the brain remains poorly understood.

Now, in a study on mice conducted by the Neural Computation Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), the authors, Dr. Katsuhiko Miyazaki and Dr. Kayoko Miyazaki, pinpoint specific areas of the brain that individually promote patience through the action of serotonin. Their findings were published 27th November in Science Advances.

“Serotonin is one of the most famous neuromodulators of behavior, helping to regulate mood, sleep-wake cycles and appetite,” said Dr. Katsuhiko Miyazaki. “Our research shows that release of this chemical messenger

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Fortified Baby Food Market to rise as a Worldwide Trendsetter in Technology and Development

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Nov 26, 2020 (Heraldkeepers) —
Global Fortified Baby Food Market Report from AMA Research highlights deep analysis on market characteristics, sizing, estimates and growth by segmentation, regional breakdowns& country along with competitive landscape, players market shares, and strategies that are key in the market. The exploration provides a 360� view and insights, highlighting major outcomes of the industry. These insights help the business decision-makers to formulate better business plans and make informed decisions to improved profitability. In addition, the study helps venture or private players in understanding the companies in more detail to make better informed decisions.

Major Players in This Report Include,

Danone SA (France), Nestle SA (Switzerland), Hero Group (Switzerland), Abbott Laboratories (United States), Kraft Heinz Foods Company (United States), The Hein-Celestial Group (United States) and Bellamy’s Organic (Australia)

Free Sample Report + All Related

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Jaguars robust to climate extremes but lack of food threatens species

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A new QUT-led study has found wild jaguars in the Amazon can cope with climate extremes in the short-term, but numbers will rapidly decline if weather events increase in frequency, diminishing sources of food.


Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen and Professor Kevin Burrage led a team of researchers in a world-first investigation of the big cat’s chances of survival.

The new research results have been published in Ecology and Evolution.

The jaguar (Panthera onca) is the dominant predator in Central and South America and is considered a near-threatened species by the International Union Conservation Nature.

Research main points:

  • Results are concerning for future viability of jaguar populations in Peruvian Amazon.
  • Stochastic statistical temporal model of jaguar abundance considers six population scenarios and estimates of prey species.
  • Jaguar diet includes white lipped peccary, collared peccary, red brochet deer, white tailed deer, agouti, paca and armadillo.
  • Species exhibit
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PlayStation 5: Amazon ‘really sorry’ after customers received cat food and other items instead of games console | Science & Tech News, Reports

Amazon says it is “really sorry” following reports that customers who had pre-ordered the new PlayStation 5 instead received deliveries of cat food and a foot massager.

Social media users have expressed their disappointment at what they claim are a spate of unsolicited deliveries, including cat food, a grill, and packing tape, instead of the much-awaited games console.

Amazon confirmed to Sky News that some of the social media reports were genuine, stating: “We’re all about making our customers happy, and that hasn’t happened for a small proportion of these orders.”

“We’re really sorry about that and are investigating exactly what’s happened,” the Amazon spokesperson added.

“We’re reaching out to every customer who’s had a problem and made us aware so we can put it right. Anyone who has had an issue with any order can contact our customer services team for help.”

The affected users have expressed concerns that

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Food and Beverage Disinfection Market Growth Spurred by Spike in Demand for Clean-Label Foods: Future Market Insights

Key players are entering non-traditional markets across Latin America & Middle East, due to increasing cases of food-ingested infections, therefore extending expansion prospects.

DUBAI, UAE / ACCESSWIRE / November 26, 2020 / Future Market Insights: According to a recent study published by FMI, the global food & beverage disinfection market is projected to record a moderate to steady growth pace over the forecast period 2020-2030. The key aspect driving the market growth is increasing concern for offering clean label foods particularly amid the possibility of the COVID-19 virus transmission via unclean food packets.

“Governments across nations have reinforced legal restrictions concerning food distribution and processing to ascertain that proper edible and quality food is available to all sections of the society. This has prompted widening of market scope for food and beverage disinfectants.” comments the FMI analyst.

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Food and

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Agri-tech continues to transform the future of food security in Africa

70% of Africans rely solely on agricultural income. But with a growing global population and mounting pressure to double outputs by the year 2050, farmers continue with the struggle of keeping up with the demand. Faced with challenges such as outdated methods and equipment, earth cracked dry from changes in climate and locked in an ongoing battle with destructive plagues, farmers are facing odds stacked against them.

But technology is ushering change. Powering a new era of farming, agritech solutions from all over the world are seeing unprecedented investment – with start-ups growing 110% in the past two years, and showing no sign of slowing down.

Microsoft has been partnering with public and private organisations to develop systems that support better policy making around agriculture. One example of this is the organistions work with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives (MALFC) in Kenya

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